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Abstract Guidelines and Presenters Information

Thank you for participating in the Graduate and Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at NCCU. This page will provide you with information regarding the procedures for the presentations.

The schedule for both the oral and poster presentations will be finalized once all abstracts have been reviewed. Please contact your research mentor or advisor if you have any questions about your presentation.

Abstract Submission

Students’ abstracts must be reviewed by faculty mentor or advisor. Each abstract must be submitted using the abstract template located on the Graduate and Undergraduate Research Symposium (GURS) homepage.  Please do not copy and paste your abstract into the registration form. 

The faculty mentor or advisor should then send the abstract to by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 . Please note that if the abstract is not submitted in the correct format by the due date, IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  

If you do not received a confirmation letter about your submission by Friday, March 20, 2015, please contact us at

Please see abstract samples on the GURS homepage.

Selected abstracts will appear in the program booklet.

Important Dates to Remember

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Abstract Submission Deadline at 11:59 p.m.

Friday, March 27, 2015 – Withdrawal Deadline

Oral Presentations

The oral presentations will be 10 minutes in length with an additional two minutes for questions. There will be a moderator in each oral session to give the presenter a two-minute warning and to keep the presentations running on time.  Please make sure that all of your information can be covered in the allotted 10 minutes.

There are a number of presentation guides online, including:

Each presenter is required to bring a PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive. In addition bring three (3) hard copies for the judges.  Please arrive ten (10) minutes before your oral presentation.

Poster Presentations

The poster size is standard, 36 inches tall by 48 inches wide in “landscape” format or 48 inches tall and 36 inches wide in “portrait” format.  There are a number of poster guides online, including this very good one from NC State University:

Your poster must be set-up between 7 and 9 a..m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in the Mary Townes Science Complex. 

Each presenter is required to register GURS Registration Form

Attendance is required for the entire day and your presence is necessary to accept an award.

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